Melozhori Private Game Reserve is located in the scenic Cape Fold Mountains, next to the small hamlet of Stormsvlei, in the green Overberg district of the Western Cape. A beautiful setting that's conveniently less than a 2 hour's drive from Cape Town. It's here that guests can enjoy 2,300 hectares of undulating hills and mountains with clear beautiful views of the reserve and surrounding areas.
The reserve has 5 spaciously positioned accommodations for up to 22 guests - this includes an exclusive-use safari lodge, two romantic eco-pods a pet-friendly cottage and a newly added luxury treehouse opening in September. Enjoy a vast array of activities suitable for all interests, including guided game drives, hikes and walks, mountain bike trails through hilly terrain, or sundowner picnics in the veld. There are no predators to worry about, only a free-roaming selection of buck and zebra. At Melozhori Private Game Reserve, guests will enjoy a feeling of seclusion and absorption into pure wilderness.
Starting as overgrazed farmlands in 2008, Melozhori Private Game Reserve was rebought and has since expanded to 2,300 hectares of succulent Karoo, Renosterveld and sections of Fynbos in the mountainous areas. Home to over 38 species of game, 131 species of birds and an abundance of unique fauna and flora, Melozhori is the ideal place to pause on your journey through the Garden Route which is one of South Africa’s prime tourist destinations. It is a region of majestic mountains, beautiful valleys and sandy beaches.
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We loved our stay at Melozhori. The staff were super accommodating and welcoming, the rooms were spectacular, the surroundings were tranquil and the food was amazing.
Melozhori is great for families to unwind and spend quality time together. We really enjoyed sitting around the fire together with the most amazing views and enjoying the delicious food served by the chef.
The Bhorat family started the reserve in 2008. With no history of agriculture but a passion for conservation and wildlife, they aqcuired the overgrazed land – partly farmed and partly indigenous veld. Under expert guidance the family began their journey in rehabilitating the historic land, developing a luxury lodge, cottage and our newest Pod additions and transforming Melozhori to the majestic game reserve it is today.